So it has been a full week since the games ended (and a bit) and I’ve been keeping everyone in suspense with regards to who won. After Saturday AM was leading the charging and it looked like he was going to extend his lead at the top but luckily a surprise win by the Hornets and an exact pick on the Monday put him back just a little.
The winner this week was the last place finisher last week showing that there’s no difference between being average consistent and wildly inconsistent.
The current overall standings.
Interesting to note that I actually prefer the Alternate Scoring system (as I usually do better) but that has ME leading the pack!
There is a phrase in football – “Sing when You’re Winning” which other than, apparently being a Robbie Williams album, is one of the oldest chants in the game of football.
“It’s all gone quite over there!”
Well this week the Watford Hornets stung the Potato Chickens of Tottenham with a great win and the BIGGEST fan of Vicarage Rd was seen singing!
That’s not singing..that’s Elton John having a heart attack. Anyway, he’s not the Hornets biggest fan.
So the results are in with BE declared the weekly victor. Once again I am in the upper table but once again I’m not making any headway. Given that my season usually goes like the Hornet Moosemen (establish early lead and then falter over Christmas) it’s not looking good for the year already.
I do have to thank Watford for handing me a tidy exacter and with 9 points on the board… about 22.5% of the way to safety.
Dishonorable honorable mention this week. After my write up I got a note from an AM with respect to his picking Spurs for the win:
“No good. . . .HAD to change it – couldn’t live with myself, regardless of the outcome.”
Clearly, I was premature on stating that he was maturing as a picker as he succumbed to the siren of former glories.
In the week he pointed out that he had won how many league trophies?
When asked how many were at the team that has net spent 300 Million GBP (despite them not backing him) he use his fingers to count again:
Perhaps it’s time to say goodbye.
This year the “Alan Pardew Project” is putting Mourinho on the early favorite list for the chopping block… he should be looking over his shoulder for potential replacements.
I’ve included the 2 Supercomputer picks in the totals this week. A quick rundown of what that means:
SC1 picked 2-1 every game this week due to a severe lack of blockchain big analytics data cloud coding framework skills.
SC2 is a top secret algorithm (that won the whole thing in 2016 and was near the top last year) that I will eventually use to deplete the coffers of whatever gambling site sponsors my least favorite team. It’s not a bad picker.
This week BB – self described legend of randomness – found himself at the top of the mountain. LJ deserved better for picking the Hornets to win. AA moved herself up from the basement! LS hopefully had a better birthday week than his picks – and judging by the food he normally gets shoveled in his direction by Masterchef finalists I’m sure that to be the case.
Tragically, ME is already falling well behind AM who after two solid weeks finds himself top of the class.
I will also note that I mocked AM for his seemingly ridiculous pick of 5-0 for Citeh over Huddersfield – which ended up with 2 points for the 6-1 pounding it was!
Forms for the next two weeks are up so no excuses – I will take the last entry before kick-off of the first game.
This will be the first year that I haven’t jumped out to an early lead but I blame that on others having some good gue
I will endeavor to get results up a bit quicker than this in the future. I’m actually considering building a site to make this a bit more self-service (i.e automatically calculate results) but that’s not something I expect to see soon. I have to learn a programming language, a framework and figure out how to even do it!
Congrats to AM who managed to pip ME who had a decent start… and congrats to LS who really should do better than his effort last year. I was disappointed to see that he reneged on picking Wolves 4-0 each week.
Week 2 is available for picks – I will get about 5 weeks worth up there this weekend. I’ll try post a game summary on tomorrow – can’t promise as I’m trying to finish a jigsaw puzzle! (because I’m old).